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Aligning Resources & Incentives for Success and Retention of Students and Faculty

A Day of Dialogue

Note:  This event is being rescheduled due to COVID-19 prevention measures.  If you are interested in receiving updates, please email Beverly Rebar at  Thank you for your interest!

Open educational resources, open access materials and open educational practices offer the potential to increase student retention and success and faculty satisfaction.

Save the date for this SCHEV day of dialogue to… 

  • learn how to employ open resources and practices to reduce student learning costs and improve retention and improve teaching effectiveness;
  • learn how open resources can contribute to diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives
  • learn about compliance with new state legislation;
  • learn how to give faculty the tools and incentives to practice more openly;
  • share best practices and develop a plan for action across Virginia;
  • network with colleagues from across the state.

Who should attend: Provosts, Deans, program directors, department chairs, curriculum committee coordinators, instructional support leadership, faculty, and student leaders

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 DRAFT Schedule for 2020 SCHEV Day of Dialogue

10:00 a.m. -10:10 a.m.  Welcome and introduction from SCHEV

10:10 a.m. - 10:20 a.m. Table Introductions 

10:20 a.m. - 11:05 a.m.  Plenary session: Dr. Tonya Spillovoy

11:05 a.m. - 11:40 p.m.  Collaborative Problem Solving at Tables 

11:40 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.  Large group discussion

12:15 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.    Lunch

1:00 p.m - 1:30 p.m.       Best Practices Lightning Round Talks

1:30 p.m. - 1:50 p.m.     Breaking Down Barriers to Implementation
1:50 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.     Break     

2:00 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.      Panel Discussion: Impacts of Open

2:45 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.     Designing the Future Proposal Session

3:15 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.     Closing activity

SCHEV values honesty, quality, diversity, inclusion, growth-orientation, personal well-being, equity, transparency and accountability.
Through these values, we create a welcoming work environment that represents the best of who we are as an agency and as individuals.

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